Film Scanning – Imacon X5 Scans

Spectrum offer CCD scans on an Imacon X5 scanner. This enables us to produce scans in either 8 or 16-bit depth with a quality that really does rival any drum scan. This scanner handles all film formats up to 5×4.

We recommend using the X5, particularly when scanning colour negatives, as it can give a smoother scan than achievable with a drum scanner.

  • 8 Bit or 16 Bit scans
  • Colour correction included
  • Bulk scanning discounts

We offer two levels of service for you to ensure you get exactly what you need from your scanning order. Our Studio scans are provided uncleaned with basic colour corrections and are ready to edit before use. We also offer Master scans that are provided ready to print with full clean-up, colour corrections and a proof.

Studio Scans

Service includes:

  • Basic colour correction
  • File saved as uncompressed Adobe 98 RGB TIFFs (8Bit) – Other colour spaces and formats available on request
  • Price does not include clean up (scratch or dust mark removal)
  • Lead time dependent on the size of the job
  • Final scans are uploaded via Wetransfer
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Price per scan
File size 1st (£) 2nd+ (£)
11-60 mb 11.50 9.50
61-120 mb 16.00 12.50
121-250 mb 20.00 16.50
251-400 mb 32.50 29.50

If your order contains more than one scan the first scan is charged to include the set up fee and the remaiming scans are charged at the 2nd+ rate.

Master Scans

Service includes:

  • 15 minutes clean up of scan (dust and scratch removal)
  • Colour correction
  • 10 x 8″ C-type proof print
  • File saved as uncompressed Adobe 98 RGB TIFFs (8Bit) – Other colour spaces and formats available on request
  • Final scans are uploaded via Wetransfer
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Price per scan
File size (£)
11-60 mb 30.50
61-120 mb 40.00
121-250 mb 45.00
251-400 mb 60.00

Excessive dust and scratches will incur an additional cost.

We accept the following formats: 35mm, 120 (6 x 6, 6 x 7, 6 x 9 & 645) & 5 x 4

16 bit scans allow for greater post scanning colour corrections than the 8 bit equivalent. File sizes are doubled due to the increased bit depth while the resolution remains the same. Please note files will need to be re-saved as 8 bit when submitting for print as output devices do not support 16 bit files.

When producing prints from digital scans, we recommend the following scan sizes for optimum results:

1 – 60mb:       Maximum print size: 12 x 16″

61 – 120mb:   Maximum print size: 20 x 24″

121 – 150mb: Maximum print size: 40 x 30″

151 – 400mb: Maximum print size: 60 x 48″

Artwork Scanning – Flatbed

Alongside our film scanning services we can also offer a flatbed scanning service for artwork and prints up to A3. Our high resolution Flatbed scanner offers crisp scans that can be used for digital applications or to reproduce Edition prints from original artworks.

  • Colour correction included
  • Bulk scanning discounts

Again, we offer two levels of service for flatbed scanning to ensure the service you receive meets your exacting requirements.  Our Studio scans are provided with basic colour corrections and are supplied ready for additional editing. Our Master scanning service includes colour matching to the original  artwork and the final ‘ready to print’ file is supplied with a proof print onto an appropriate paper.

Studio Scans

Service includes:

  • Basic colour correction
  • File saved as uncompressed Adobe 98 RGB TIFFs (8Bit) – Other colour spaces and formats available on request
  • Price does not include clean up (scratch or dust mark removal)
  • Lead time dependent on the size of order
  • Final scans are uploaded via Wetransfer
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Price per scan
File size (£)
12 mb 10.00
25 mb 15.00
50 mb 20.00
100+ mb 30.00

Master Scans

Service includes:

  • 15 minutes clean up of scan (dust and scratch removal)
  • Colour matching to original
  • Proof print
  • File saved as uncompressed Adobe 98 RGB TIFFs (8Bit) – Other colour spaces and formats available on request
  • Final scans are uploaded via Wetransfer
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Price per scan
File size (£)
12 mb 30.00
25 mb 35.00
50 mb 40.00
100 mb 55.00

Our flatbed scans are available for artworks up to A3 (17×12″) and are recommended for flat prints only. Raised artworks (such as thick acrylics or multi-layered collages) may not be suitable for this service.

The prices above do not inlclude any retouch time. Retouching is charged at the studio rate of £15.00 + VAT per 15 minutes. Estimates are available on request.

The maximum output print size is dependent on the quality of the original artwork.

12mb       Maximum print size:   A5  ( or 7×5″)

25mb:      Maximum print size:   A4 (or 12×10″)

50mb:      Maximum print size:   A3 (or 12×16″)

100mb:    Maximum print size:   A2 (up to 20×24″)

Give us a call on 01273 708222 or email us to get a tailored quotation for your requirements.